thought that you might want some more info on the fans used
in this test. Here is a chart with the specifications of all
the fans used except for the Delta 50x15mm, which I could not
use since I only, got one of them. It is mostly featured on
chipsets and video coolers but is still an excellent fan.
2cooltek says 0.19amps,
RDJD says 0.20amps and the fan says 0.35amps… go figure.
** The fan says 0.08 amps but this is a mistake, it's definitely
more than that.
loud is a fan rated at 35dB? How much louder is a fan rated
at 40dB? It's hard to say, everyone has it's own tolerance for
noise. So I have prepared a little movie (MOV) showing each
fan starting and spinning for 4 seconds. The quality is not
very good; I wanted to minimize the file sizes. Don't feel like
waiting for download? No problem, I have made a WAV out of it
for all you modem users, here they are:
was made so that you can compare the fans noises, it won't really
tell you how loud the fan is since you can adjust the volume.
In order of noise level from quietest to loudest you will see/hear
the Sanyo Denki 60mm, the Ystech 50mm, the Innovative 50mm,
the GoldenOrb fan, the Delta 50mm, the Top Motor 50mm, the Ystech
60mm, the JMC 52mm and finally, the loudest of all, the Delta
about it. With all this information you should be able too chose
which heatsink is best for you. Thanks again to all who sponsored
this comparison article! If you have any comments, feel free
to contact me.